This bra at a glance

Type of bra: Full coverage, 3 part cup

Why I like it: The natural rounded shape it provides, plus the comfort and support it brings to the table, make it one perfect bra for busty women.

Where to wear it: This could perfectly be your everyday bra. Its beautiful design will match every occasion.

Recommended sizes: C to I cup

Available sizes: 

32C, 32D, 32E, 32F, 32G, 32H, 32I
34C, 34D, 34E, 34F, 34G, 34H, 34I
36C, 36D, 36E, 36F, 36G, 36H, 36I
38C, 38D, 38E, 38F, 38G, 38H, 38I
40C, 40D, 40E, 40F, 40G, 40H, 40I
42C, 42D, 42E, 42F, 42G
44D, 44E, 44G, 44H

Where to buy: BareNecessities

Why I recommend this bra

Chantelle is one of my favorite bra brands because they are one of the few bra manufacturers that seem to understand exactly what a curvy women wants and needs. Their famous Rive Gauche is one of their best reviewed bras, one of their best-sellers and for a good number of reasons. This is one of those bras that reshape your breasts very beautifully and therefore your body. Trust me, you’ll feel prettier at the very first momento to try it on.

I only recommend comfortable and supportive bras, but this model takes this two features to a whole new level. I need to mention too, that the design of this bra is absolutely gorgeous, and I dare to say that it’s even prettier in person. The lace on this bra is very soft so it won´t itch, not even after long days, and it looks very sexy on.

Another factor that I always take in consideration before buying a bra are the available sizes. If it comes in a wide range of cup sizes for DD+ women I know the design is thought for curvy women unlike Victoria´s Secret bras, which are very beautiful but they are designed for smaller breasts. You also need to know that the quality of this bra is very good and if you take good care it, it can last a very long time!

All about the bra

So far, I haven’t bought a Chantelle bra I didn’t love! This bras are designed in France and for me, that´s already good news, because the French seem to know somethings that others don´t when it comes to designing lingerie. I was happy to find out that the fabrics used to make this bra are soft, it´s also lightweight and seam-less. It doesn’t matter what you choose to throw over it, be sure that it will look great!

The multi-part and underwire cup will reshape your boobs, making them look very naturally rounded and uplifted. The side panels will take care of any breast tissue wanting to flee from your bra and it will help you keep everything right where it needs to be. You will also be able to choose between 5 different beautiful colors and that´s something that I really love, having the opportunity to get exactly what I want. Everything about the Rive Gauche is amazing and it you decided to try it, I´m sure you´ll order a second one right away!

How does the bra fit?

I’m a 34DDD, the equivalent in European sizes is 34F. If you know your exact cup size in European bras, I’m sure that you´ll get a perfect fit. Mine fitted me perfectly from the very first day and I’ve read about this matter in different online stores and apparently the sizes work for everybody who knows her exact bra size.

If you are not sure about your size, I recommend you go to a department store and ask for a professional fitter to take your measures. It’s actually more common that you’d think to wear the wrong cup size without knowing it. Chantelle is a great referential brand to know your sizes because their designs are extremely accurate.

This full coverage bra is one of the most comfortable pieces of lingerie that I own. It doesn’t dig in my skin, the straps stay in place, and what I love the most is the fact that even after a long day, it feels very good. Comfort, support and a beautiful design, what else could we ask for? This is another wardrobe must-have from Chantelle and I´m sure that you will love it too.

Is the bra comfortable?

Absolutely yes! I’m a very active women who spends a big part of the day out. I’m always at school or at work and it’s essential for me to feel comfortable and supported all the time, that´s why I’m very picky with my bras and the Rive Gauche exceeded all my expectations.

I wore the wrong bra size for years, I even began to think that there were simply no good bras on my size. I remember very clearly the first time I tried a bra with a perfect fit, I couldn’t believe it, I was so happy and relieved so I became kind of an expert on the matter and now I’m a professional fitter in a department store. Every time a busty women comes at me asking for my help, without hesitation and after taking their measures, I recommend the Rive Gauche bra from Chantelle.

How does the bra look?

It looks amazing on. I’m very happy with this bra because it makes me feel very beautiful and sex despise of being a full coverage model. This is one of the first bras that comes to my mind whenever I want to try a new outfit. It looks amazing with practically everything I decide to throw over it and because the sewing and the soft lace are seam-less, I can wear thin and tight tops without any trouble.

I own two Rive Gauche bras, one in flamingo pink and other in charcoal grey. I’m thinking about getting a third in black, and this is very important to me, because I remember having to settled with boring colors for years simply because the bras were comfortable and supportive. Here’s a fun fact about the brand: Chantelle has been around making women from all sizes feel beautiful for more than 100 years.

Where to wear this bra

I dare to say that this bra is perfect for almost every occasion. It’s quite versatile for a full coverage bra because of its “seamlessness”. I’ve used it at school, work, parties of any kind, formal events, casual events and even to stay at home in cozy/lazy days. Because it’s so lightweight, you won’t even feel like wearing a bra while receiving all the support you need.

My bra review

The Chantelle Rive Gauche bra has it all. I remember the first time I spotted it while scrolling down my favorite online store, the sample picture was in black and I saw that it had really good reviews. The first 10 women talking about it said practically the same thing: perfect fit, very comfortable, supportive, sexy and of the highest quality. And it doesn’t matter how your boobs are, this bra will enhance their shape and make your silhouette more stylized. This is another home-run from Chantelle and I’m definitely buying more of this model.

How to buy this bra

You can check the price, read reviews, and order on BareNecessities.

If you enjoyed this article, then we're probably very similar. I'm Victoria Melo, and I know what it’s like to be busty and struggle finding the perfect bra. Not long ago, I was just another girl wearing the wrong bra size. When I finally discovered my real size and found great bras for my busty figure, it felt like a miracle. Now, I'm a bra fitter helping hundreds of women like you find their own miracle. Click here to read my lists of my favorite bras for you.

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